How do you feel about your man’s facial hair?
Do you love it, or not so much?
Does he use a good beard oil?
I love my man’s beard. I can’t get enough of it! And the beard oil that he uses has a lot to do with why.
Today I want to share with you ten really good reasons your guy should be using beard oil, and what you are missing out on if he’s not. (…in no particular order)
1. The scent… Oh, the scent.
The scent alone is reason enough.
I love cologne. Trouble is, store-bought colognes and perfumes, as it turns out, are really not that good for you. Synthetic fragrances “have been shown to disrupt hormone activity, cause reproductive malformation, and have been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity” in addition to links that have been found to fetal exposure and such conditions as autism, ADHD, and neurological disorders. Shocker, right? Essential oils, on the other hand, don’t just smell amazing they can improve your health in so many ways.
2. The mood lift
If your man’s beard oil contains essential oils, they will not only help with everything from itchiness to increased beard growth, they also serve as mood altering aromatherapy.
For a stress fighting blend to help with anxiety, fatigue, and depression, look for blends containing essential oils like cedar, lavender, or patchouli. Citrus and rosemary boost concentration. And oils like vanilla and ylang-ylang to help relax and let go.
3. The look
I’m the one that talked him into keeping it, I love his beard! It’s fun to grow it out and experiment with different shaping and styles. But, a beard with any length, will eventually become unruly. A bit of beard oil smooths it right out. Shiny, healthy, under control, and looking good.
4. The feel
I asked my guy to grow out his beard. If I were totally straight with you, I would tell you it’s because I love running my fingers through it. TMI? Sorry. I love how it feels! And the beard oil just makes it so soft, it’s irresistible. I can’t help myself. And he doesn’t mind. 😉
5. Soft kisses
Am I right, ladies? We don’t like pokey kisses!
6. Guys need skincare, too!
The skin under a guy’s beard can become quite irritated, dry and itchy. The base oils used in higher quality beard oils target these conditions. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants they moisturize and penetrate deeply giving the skin what it needs to stay nourished and healthy. And, if your beard oil contains essential oils they can give it an extra boost, often having antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
7. Beard envy
Does he want to be the object of it? Teenage boys will hail his beard as magnificent.
Or does he want to be the guy wishing he knew the trick? What makes that guy’s beard so shiny, full, and under control?
8. No more ‘beardruff’
A lot of guys suffer from beard dandruff or beardruff. A good beard oil can nip that in the bud especially if it contains essential oils like lavender and rosemary.
Lavender essential oil is antifungal and anti-inflammatory which helps to sooth irritated skin and prevent the growth of yeast which can cause dandruff. Rosemary essential oil not only increases circulation and stimulates hair growth, it is also helpful in combating itchiness.
9. Go natural
10. Beard oil keeps his beard clean and healthy
You wouldn’t want to rest your head against a toilet seat now, would you?
Many of the essential oils found in a good quality beard oil possess antimicrobial properties. These essential oils naturally prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria which is not just dirty, fungus and bacteria can be the underlying cause for itch, irritation, and flakiness.
Want to learn more about what makes our small batch, handcrafted beard oil different?
Here’s our post, PNW Original Cedar & Herb Infused Beard Oil.
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Keville, K., & Green, M. (1995). Aromatherapy: A complete guide to the healing art. United States: Crossing Press,U.S.
Petersen, D. (2016). AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences.